In Minnesota, Governor Dayton Vows to Continue Fight For Clean Water

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Article courtesy of Tom Cherveny | Feb 3, 2016 | Osakis Review | Shared as educational material

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton vowed to fight for water quality improvements. Minnesota had passed a law requiring a vegetative buffer zone around ditches on private land as a measure to prevent polluted and contaminated water into public systems, lakes, and rivers. The buffer will be 16.5 feet. He had instructed the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to stop mapping private ditches. These private buffer areas would have to be installed to meet the new legal requirements. He called this a retreat that was tactical. The Minnesota governor pointed out that many of Minnesota’s waters, both surface and groundwater, in large areas in its agricultural regions are impaired and unsafe for human drinking. Read more here:

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